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 Meanings and Examples of LENIENTLY
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leniently
 ad.  in a permissively lenient manner
Classic Sentence:
1  When Mr. Roach heard his name he smiled quite leniently.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
2  That he would be leniently treated, I could not hope.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
3  It matters little now, except as it may dispose you to think more leniently of his errors.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
4  To those cities they dealt with leniently, they granted exemptions and privileges, conferring upon them the rights of citizenship, and securing their welfare in every particular.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIII.
5  In as lenient a manner as I possibly could.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
6  But in other points, as well as this, I was growing very lenient to my master: I was forgetting all his faults, for which I had once kept a sharp look-out.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
7  Vida was lenient to Carol at the surgical-dressing class; Mrs. Dave Dyer flattered her with questions about her health, baby, cook, and opinions on the war.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
8  "You are too lenient, too lenient by far, Leonce," asserted the Colonel.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIV
9  If I cannot persuade you to take a lenient view of the matter, Lord St. Simon, I have brought an advocate here who may be more successful.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
10  Now," said Holmes, when the rejoicing lackey had disappeared, "having secured the future, we can afford to be more lenient with the past.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
11  And this is lenient treatment on my part, for you are worse, far worse, than the felons who will be your companions.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
12  I set myself above him and so become much worse than he, for he is lenient to my rudeness while I on the contrary nourish contempt for him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER X
13  The Romans were not only, as has been said above, less ungrateful than other republics, but were also more lenient and more considerate than others in punishing the captains of their armies.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXI.
Example Sentence:
1  He believes the government already is lenient with drug traffickers.
2  The appeal judge agreed that the original sentence was unduly lenient.
3  I was growing very lenient to my master: I was forgetting all his faults, for which I had once kept a sharp look-out.
4  Amid growing discontent in South Africa at the verdict, the Steenkamps criticised judge Thokozile Masipa for being too lenient on the athlete, who was instead convicted of culpable homicide, the South African equivalent of manslaughter, and granted bail.